Work for us

It is one thing to provide reliable legal advice, but it’s our people who provide the genuine, great service that our clients trust.

As the largest law firm in the Manawatū, Fitzherbert Rowe Lawyers offers employees variety and plenty of opportunities for professional development and growth.

We value people who are committed to delivering exceptional service to our clients, those who have an eye for detail and who are dedicated to delivering results.

The Manawatū is a fantastic place to live and work. Our city has first-class educational, sporting and health facilities and is large enough to attract large scale events. At the same time, it is less than a 15-minute drive to get from one side of the city to another, which means less time stuck in traffic and more time enjoying the things you love.

Fitzherbert Rowe Lawyers is a modern and progressive employer. We expect our staff to work hard, but we encourage good work-life balance and are committed to providing our staff with the professional support they need to develop their career.

Individual vacancies will be advertised but we are always open to expressions of interest from exceptional people.


Finance Manager

We are looking for a Finance Manager to work in our busy and vibrant Palmerston North office.

Reporting to the General Manager, you will step into this role with sound financial knowledge and experience ideally from a professional services environment. Your extensive experience in payroll will enable you to manage our fortnightly payroll with ease.  You and your team will ensure the firm ticks along with a warm welcome for our clients and sound office management practices for our staff.

Apply now to join our forward thinking, progressive firm.

Solicitor / Senior Solicitor – 2-5 years’ PQE

Are you looking for a firm that is focused on developing your career? We are looking for a lawyer to join our busy private client and commercial team, if you have experience in conveyancing, commercial transactions, and general practice then this role is for you.

Associate / Senior Associate – 6+ years’ PQE

Our firm is seeking an experienced property or general practice Associate, with a minimum of 6 years’ experience to join our senior team. Fitzherbert Rowe are looking for a go-getter, someone that can lead from the front, support others in the team, and take initiative. If you have a sense of humour, great client service and a good work ethic, then this position could be ideal for you.

To learn more about employment opportunities, or if you would like to register your interest in joining our firm, you can contact us at


Graduate programme

Our graduate programme is open to students in their final year of study.

The programme begins at the start of March. You will be assigned a “buddy” and a Partner “mentor” to help with the transition from student life to full-time work in a professional environment. We encourage our graduates to undertake their Professional Legal Studies in the first six months of employment and then apply to the Law Society for a practising certificate.

Our graduates rotate across the different service lines in the first year. We believe that this allows our graduates to identify what type of law they are genuinely interested in and primarily want to specialise in.

Fitzherbert Rowe Lawyers has offices in Palmerston North, Feilding, Dannevirke and Waipukurau. The graduate programme is available in each of these locations.

Summer Internship Programme

Our summer internship programme is open to students who are in their third or second to last year of study and is designed to give you a taste of what it is like to work in a law firm.

The internship will provide you with the opportunity to gain experience across several of the services that we provide to our clients. You will be assigned a “buddy” and a Partner “mentor” for the duration of your summer internship. The purpose of this is to help with the transition from student life to full-time work in a professional environment.

At the end of the summer internship programme you will give a presentation to management on your summer internship. Following this presentation and after receiving feedback from your buddy and Partner mentor, we may offer a second summer internship the following summer or a graduate position which will start the following February.

The summer internship programme is only offered in Palmerston North.